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Persons With Disabilities Working Group

The CUPE BC Persons with Disabilities Working Group (PWDWG) is one of four working groups that form the Committee Against Racism and Discrimination (CARD). The Working Group provides information, awareness and education on disability issues to members with disabilities, the general membership and the CUPE BC Executive Board.

The Working Group promotes: awareness of disability related issues within CUPE and in the community; supports disability related events; works with other CUPE BC Committees to advance disability issues; works with allies in the communities where CUPE members work and live; and forwards resolutions to the annual CUPE BC Convention to advance disability rights. For a number of years we have supported the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd).

We continue to work with the CUPE BC and CUPE National Executive Boards to promote: disability awareness training; encourage members with disabilities to participate in their Local and CUPE BC; and encourage Locals to bargain equity language.

Lee, Frank - Chair - Local 15
Shade, Pat - Co-chair - Local 951
Brady, Monica - Local 2052
Chisholm, Cindy - Local 374
Gaudet, Sarah - Local 374
Heise, Bernie - Local 1858
Hesse, Bruce - Local 561
Knowles, Thomas - Local 394
Raine, Harmony - Local 3500
McKenna, Tom - Staff Representative



Persons with Disabilities Working Group Video (2013) "Ready and Able – Disability Rights and the CUPE Activist" 

CUPE National

Persons with Disabilities National Working Group
CUPE National Disability Rights Campaign
CUPE National Human Rights Conference 2015 
CUPE National Education

Other links

Disability Alliance BC
Disability Organizations in BC
BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Independent Living Canada
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) 

Federal Government Services:

Employment and Social Development Canada
Disability Benefits/Pensions
Revenue Canada Tax Info.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Bottom Line Conference
Federation of Youth in Care Network (BC)
United Nations